North Wales Police officers who deployed Taser in dealing with a male reported to have been armed with a knife have been vindicated by the IPCC after 14 months.
The IPCC Report concludes that:
“In this case, the officers were confronted in a confined space by an individual who had been seen in the street with a knife.
“The evidence indicates the officer who Tasered the man used no more force than he honestly, reasonably and instinctively considered necessary for the purpose of protecting himself and his colleague.”
Rich Eccles, Secretary of the North Wales Police Federation said “Whilst I’m pleased that the officers involved received the right outcome, I am still concerned about the length of time that this investigation took to reach what appeared to be an obvious outcome from the outset.”